Wookiee Hut Cuisine presents:
Impress 'em with Pancakes!
by Susu

Wes Janson was just a wee, precocious tyke when he discovered that women -- other than his mom, grandmoms, sisters, etc. -- would let him do anything he wanted -- whether it was go back for seconds, dump them, whatever -- if he made these pancakes the morning after. He taught this recipe to Hobbie one bleary morning, via comlink. Hobbie had spent an enjoyable night with a lovely female, wanted to be nice to her, but didn't want to see her again. Wes's advice: Make these pancakes, serve with caf and sunfruit juice, and repeat after me, "I'm so busy today, maybe I could call you later?" Be a cad, or just cook like one!

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 heaped teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • fruit chopped to the size of a dime or nickel (at largest) and kind of flat OR nuts
  • maple syrup
In one bowl, combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, sugar) and combine them well with a fork. In another bowl, beat together the wet ingredients (eggs, milk, oil) until they are combined. (Do not add the fruit here!) The next step is NOT the one where you combine stuff thoroughly, so make sure you combined the separate dry and wet stuff really, really well before you go on.

Dump the wet stuff onto the dry stuff and mix for 10 seconds, as thoroughly as possible, but DO NOT OVERBEAT! If you do, the ladies will not be impressed. The batter will be somewhat lumpy, and that's okay. Real men just dont need smooth batter ... they have smooth enough moves as it is.

Butter a heavy skillet and heat until the butter foams. Add a small ladle-full of batter onto the skillet and let cook for about 30 seconds. Scatter a tablespoon or so of fruit and/or nuts over the wet side of the pancake. Don't add too much. When bubbles rise out of the batter and the edges don't look so wet anymore, carefully flip the pancake, fruit and all. Let cook for a minute or so before checking the underside for golden brownness. Do NOT press down on the pancake, you want it to be fluffy! And don't flip it again!

Serve quickly to your damsel or damned. Serves 2 generously, and yes, you should use real maple syrup.




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